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Great Kids Have Parents Who Seem To Do This Well
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’ve been working on some material for Father’s Day this week. Perhaps a little early, but it’s had me thinking about the many great dads I’ve seen in the world. And I’ve seen plenty. My friend Paul Young (who wrote The Shack) has an unbelievable family of terrific kids. My dear friend John MacMurray back in Oregon is one of the greatest dads I’ve seen.

But I’ve also noticed some kids who are really messed up. Often, these kids come from great families with lots of money, and even families with parents who are Christian leaders.

Secretly (until now), I’ve noticed a common theme amongst well-adjusted kids […]

time-zone
When You Feel Behind, Just Remember, We Aren’t Competing Against Each Other
Mike Foster
By Mike Foster
2

I love living in San Diego.

The weather is – well, you know – incredible and the fish tacos are to die for. I love that we don’t take things too seriously around here and that I actually get to live twenty minutes away from Bob Goff. (How great is that?)

But, despite the great weather and delicious cuisine, there is one small thing that bothers me about living on the West Coast […]

brennan-manning
Reflections on Brennan Manning’s Wrestling Match With God
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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“Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy…” is how Silverstein begins his beautiful children’s book. What a terrific first line. What a terrific book.

The little boy and the tree play together, make crowns from leaves and play hide and go seek. The boy loved the tree and so the tree was happy.

But as time went by and the boy grew older and became […]